chris mitton

Peacemaker - the gun - Carrara marble on stainless steel stand, unique. Signed: mitton 2012.

Dimensions on stand: (mm) 850 x 404 x 265. Gun dimensions: (mm) 774 x 401 x 125.

A Colt 45 Single Action Army Revolver, known as the Peacemaker, a 3:1 exact replica hand carved from a block of Carrara marble.

Inspired by the wonder, as a child, that a gun was known as a peacemaker when all I could imagine was that it would do just the opposite. Carved from one half of a large slab of marble purchased from a local memorial stonemason, it is intended to serve as just that - a memorial to the concept that peace can only be kept with the threat of force.